Originally written in Persian Languge, this book has been awarded UNESCO First Prize of Children and Young Adults Literature for Peace and Tolerance for the year 2001.
Together with other young adults from different nations, Abtin, a young man from Iran is invited to Moscow to receive training as a visiting cosmonaut. They all travel to the space station Mir.
Looking down upon the earth, they understand the uniqueness of their planet, but also the threat posed by environmental pollution. They also realize that they can no longer make out any national boundaries- the world is one and undivided from up here. This experience arouses the desire for peace and international understanding in these young people. The author combines the message of her story with a well-researched portrayal of life on board of the space station Mir.
22*22 32 Pages 978-964-318906-8
Mr. Frog has a magic stick and can make any wishes come true. Some frogs wish to be big and strong while others wish to be small, so they can creep inside any holes. Now it is Mr. Frog’s turn to fulfill his wishes stick and fulfill the wishes. Three, two, and one…! There you are!
First, ladybird wishes to be a hundred times bigger. Then, the turtle wants to be smaller. And some animals want to stay the way they are.
Follow along to see what happens next!
Muter, Vater, ich und sie ...!
116 Pages 978-600-188-028-5
Beltz & Gelberg, Iranban
My Friend the Spider / Mi amiga Araña
Spanish (Latin America )
Koodakan Publishing House, Iran
The book tells the story of the Prophet trip from Mecca to Medina during which he had to hide in a cave. The Prophet (PBUH) had hidden himself in the cave for three days while pagans were in search of him everywhere. Spiders covered the cave entrance with their web and pigeons laid eggs there. Whoever saw the scene would think that it was not passed by anyone for years and the cave looked empty of all creatures.
By focusing on the talks and efforts of the spider and the pigeons to rescue the best person of the world, the story attempts to distance itself from the religious structure, and in so doing, it has succeeded to illustrate a beautiful portrait of the Prophet (PBUH) for children and teenagers.